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WV: Senators Charles Clements, Ryan Weld Explain Votes Against Campus Carry Bill
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The bill would have placed limits on concealed carry privileges where organized events were taking place, at day care facilities on campuses, in campus areas used by law enforcement and in some other campus spaces.
HB 2519 died in the Senate Judiciary Committee on a vote of 8-7 with Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, and Sen. Charles Clements, R-Wetzel, joining Democrats in opposition to the measure.
“The school administration are all against it, the teachers are against it, and the majority of students are against it,” Clements said. “It seems what we were looking for was a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.”
|“The school administration are all against it, the teachers are against it, and the majority of students are against it,” Clements said. “It seems what we were looking for was a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.”
Bearing arms for self-protection is a fundamental right. Fundamental rights aren't subject to popular opinion or even any plebiscite. It doesn't matter WHO is "against it"; fundamental rights cannot be vetoed, set aside or otherwise nulllified.
"My vote on that bill was about local control.”
McDonald et al v. City of Chicago (2010) applied the 2nd Amendment to the states and their subdivisions via the 14th Amendment, per D.C. v. Heller (2008).